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I'm in the process of getting an AMD-65 kit, and have considered the idea of
going the SBR route.

I know that this involves doing up the paperwork, paying the $200 tax, etc.
before you can put it together.

Does the "x-number of parts must be U.S. made" rule still apply for this, or not?
I thought that I had the regs bookmarked for this, but now I can't find them.

Thanks!
 

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If you do build one, I would recommend using a standard receiver, since the serial number is needed to track it. That would eliminate a lot of confusion!

IMO, SBR for an AMD-65 is not worth it - $200 and lots of paperwork for 3 inches. I would recommend making an SBR Krinkov - resale value and cool factor would be much higher.

- Jerry
 

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Once it is registered as a SBR you can always change out the barrel to shorter lenght if you want to .The ATF likes it when you notify them of the change but there is no reg that says you must.
 

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SBR= no US PARTS required.
A SBR is classified as a NFA weapon.
As such it is exempt from the parts requirement.

I personally would SBR a AR-15 receiver before SBR'ing a AMD65.
4 inches is not worth it for me (AMD with nut, not a break)
I am doing a Krink.
The receiver is almost finished from the mill shop (cuts for the sidefolder)
and once it is finished I will assemble and test fire.
Then press the barrel out and await paperwork.

For ATF people that might be reading this, let me inform you that the test firing will be under the supervision of my SOT therefore totally legal.
 

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I have been thinking about SBR a AR_15 for years but just cant seem to talk myself into giving those fucks $200 for something I should be able to do for free. :rant:
 

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Semi auto is semi auto.

DrugRunR said:
SBR= no US PARTS required.
A SBR is classified as a NFA weapon.
As such it is exempt from the parts requirement..

That is the case for an NFA machinegun like a PMDSS,but I do not believe it is the case for a Short Barrel semi-auto only Rifle.

Registering a rifle as an NFA,SBR simply excuses the semi auto only rifle from having to meet the title 1 requirement for a 16" barrel length.
 

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SBR don't need us parts

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Washington, D.C. 20226

MAR 22, 1994

LE:F:FE:RLB
3312.5

Mr XXX
Address
City, State

Dear Mr. XXX:

This refers to your letter of February 28, 1994, in which you
inquire as to whether the making of certain National Firearm Act
(NFA) weapons is prohibited by Title 18 United States Code
(U.S.C.), Chapter 44, Section 922(r). The weapon in question is a
FN/FAL type firearm having a barrel length of less than 16 inches
which is assembled from an imported British L1A1 parts kit and a
domestically manufactured frame or receiver.

Title 18 U.S.C., Chapter 44, Section 922(r) provides that it shall
be unlawful for any person to assemble from imported parts any
semiautomatic rifle or shotgun which is identical to any rifle or
shotgun prohibited from importation under 18 U.S.C., Chapter 44,
Section 925(d)(3), as not being particularly suitable for or
readily adaptable to sporting purposes.

However, the Bureau has previously determined that the lawful
making of an NFA weapon would not violate Section 922(r), since the
section only addresses the assembly of "nonsporting" firearms, and
not the making of NFA weapons. Therefore, the lawful making of a
short barreled rifle would not be precluded by Section 922(r).

If you decide to proceed with your project, it will be necessary
for you to obtain prior approval by first submitting an ATF Form 1
(Application To Make and Register a Firearm) and paying the
appropriate $200 making tax. Additional information relative to
this procedure may be obtained from the following source:

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
NFA Branch, Room 5300
650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20026

We trust that the foregoing was responsive to your inquiry. If we
may be of any further assistance, please contact us.

Sincerely yours,
[signed]
Edward M. Owen, Jr.
Chief, Firearms Technology Branch
 
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